Daily Archives: April 16, 2020

Department of Children and Families silent on allegations of negligence, mishandling of COVID-19 crisis

From public demonstrations in front of the facility to angry letters to state officials pleading for action to ever-pervasive whispers detailing troubling health and safety conditions for employees, all appearances point to a Chattahoochee populace growing increasingly incensed by Florida State Hospital’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. While there are myriad facets to the…

Downtown Chattahoochee streetscape set to undergo major facelift

On Tuesday, April 7, the preferred concept plan was presented to the City Council.  The preferred concept is based on all community input received since inception of the project, as well as guidance from the Florida Department of Transportation, Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA), the Florida Dept. of State’s Division of Historical Resources, and…

2020 Municipal Elections: Town of Sneads

Sneads Town Council raceUnofficial results • Group I: George Alexander – 180 votes / Tim Arnold – 115 votes  • Group II: Donovan Weeks – 207 / Daryl Johnson Sr. – 87  As of press time, three provisional ballots had not yet been counted, elections officials reported, but based on initial – albeit yet unofficial – vote…

Shiny new Chromebooks facilitate bright futures for homebound students

Gadsden County Public Schools’ new distance learning initiative is getting a powerful, chrome-plated boost this week in the form of 1,000 shiny new laptop computers earmarked for local students.  At a time when students are homebound due to state-mandated school closures, barred from assembling in classrooms for face-to-face instruction, Gadsden County, like much of the…

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